Upcycled Flower Pot with Paint and The Graphics Fairy
Here’s a personal fact you may or may not know about me. I kill plants. Not on purpose of course, but it happens. It’s not that I don’t love vegetation, I just don’t have a knack for keeping plants alive happy.
I received a cute little plant last spring that I’ve kept on my window sill near my kitchen sink. Lo and behold, it’s still alive and kicking. I decided it deserved a beautiful and roomy pot to live in…
I love that this label from The Graphics Fairy is wine themed. Don’t you?
In answer to your question, no, I don’t have the slightest clue what I was thinking here. This vessel was painted this way years ago. I think this was the beginning of a long forgotten project. Luckily I kept it.
This is how it looked after three coats of gesso. I was going to add a coat of satin white acrylic, but I liked the roughness the gesso left, so I skipped the paint.
I printed the label onto white tissue paper (that was taped to a piece of card stock). After trimming it, I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the pot and smoothed it out.
And there she is, back at home near my kitchen sink. Long live my plant!